William L. Scott

William Lloyd Scott ( born July 1, 1915 in Williamsburg, Virginia, † 14 February 1997 in Fairfax Station, Virginia ) was an American politician of the Republican Party, who represented the state of Virginia in both houses of Congress.


William Scott grew up in Virginia. He studied law at George Washington University. From 1934 to 1961 he was employed by the Federal Government in the Ministry of Justice as a lawyer and from 1961 to 1966, he worked in a private law firm in Fairfax.

In 1966, he won the Republican nomination in Virginia's eighth congressional district, and was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 19th Congress and 1968, and in 1970 re-elected in the following. 1972 Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate and remained there from 3 January 1973 until his resignation on 1 January 1979.

The New Times magazine reported in 1974 that Scott had been to the " Dumbest Congressman " ( German for " dumbest Congressman " ) selected by a working group, which was close to the democratic activist Ralph Nader. Harry Stein, who had worked on the article, admitted that the article was not based on objective facts.

Until his death on 14 February 1997 in Fairfax Station, he was living there as a result of Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home. He was buried in Fairfax Memorial Park.